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Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde | Robert Stevenson
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde is the original title of a novella written by the Scottish author Robert Louis Stevenson that was first published in 1886. The original pronunciation of Jekyll was "Jeekul" which was the pronunciation used in Stevenson's native Scotland. The work is commonly known today as The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde or simply Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde. It is about a London lawyer named Gabriel John Utterson who investigates strange occurrences between his old friend, Dr Henry Jekyll, and the misanthropic Edward Hyde.The work is commonly associated with the rare mental condition often spuriously called "split personality", wherein within the same person there are at least two distinct personalities. In this case, the two personalities in Dr Jekyll are apparently good and evil, with completely opposite levels of morality. The novella's impact is such that it has become a part of the language, with the phrase "Jekyll and Hyde" coming to mean a person who is vastly different in moral character from one situation to the next.Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was an immediate success and is one of Stevenson's best-selling works. Stage adaptations began in Boston and London within a year of its publication and it has gone on to inspire scores of major film and stage performances.
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The_Book_Ninja
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I thought I‘d try and read the novels that form the basis of the Universal movie Monsters. I read Frankenstein as any true sci-fi/horror fan should. However I found it an interesting but joyless read. Dr Jeckyll was altogether different. I got swept away in the glorious language & salacious innuendo. Must have been a blast to read this by the fire with a large brandy in the 1800s. Contemplating Dracula‘s next: As a kid I remember it being boring.

bthegood I enjoyed Dracula - but listened to audiobook (the accent was too much for me reading) - 😊 3w
The_Book_Ninja Well, I‘ll give it a go. When I was younger If there wasn‘t lots of blood and action in a book I used to bail. Maybe, now that I‘m as old as Dracula…. 3w
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Yuki_Onna
Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde | Robert Louis Stevenson
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This is what sprang to mind with today's #NovemberNarrative prompt - Day 6:
#ChemistryWeek
A bit of a stretch, right, hope it counts nonetheless... 🧪⚗️🔬 - 😉

@AlwaysBeenALoverOfBooks @Eggs

Eggs Brilliant choice 👏🏻👏🏻 1mo
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BeckyWithTheGoodBooks
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A quintessential examination of the duality of human nature, Dr. Jekyll and his potion make for perfect spooky night reading. #scarathlondailyprompts #potion #teamslaughter

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Moll
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I somehow in all my years have never read this one! A great little read for #Scarathlon! #TeamMonsterMash

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Nikejda
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Ho appena finito "Dottor Jekyll e Mr Hyde" e devo dire che mi è piaciuto tantissimo. Non si tratta di una storia molti lunga, ma di certo non manca di originalità e profondità di argomenti. È incredibile come a volte si riesce a distinguere bene le due personalità come entità diverse e separate senza sembrare scontata e ridicola. Alla fine nessuno è solo buono o solo cattivo ma siamo un mix unico e questo è una bella lezione di vita. Consigliato.

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MatchlessMarie
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1. I had a black cat but I lost him in the divorce. Love void cats tho 🐈‍⬛
2. Tagged.
3. Yell when they are doing dumb things.
4. I‘m a needs-to-makes-whole-playlist kind of person. First 2 that came to mind are Halloween from Rent and Be More Chill. But I like finding spooky szn references in songs like my last post.
5. So many but Halloween is Grinch Night is a repeat every year.

#hhs #hauntedhollowswap

SilversReviews Love that pumpkin. 3mo
wanderinglynn 👻🖤🙌🏻 3mo
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BriannaT
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Other than one scene from the lesser-known movie The Pagemaster, I was unfamiliar with this story until I went to Scotland. I learned a lot about Stevenson and Deacon Brodie, the real life inspo for the book, so I was eager to read it. It was surprisingly short and easy to follow, but the real “reveal” of the plot wasn‘t as dramatic as I expected it to be. I am still happy I read it and I understood the duality of man Stevenson addressed.

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tan7

Mystery to be solved... 🤔🤔

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ElizaMarie
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I am so surprised at how sad this book made me feel. Now to find some sort of movie adaptation (any suggestions?)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie @AnansiGirl @jb72 @AsYouWish @mollyrotondo @Bibliobliss @Butterfinger

#the52bookclub2022 46: Prompt: Job Title in the Title

#DogsOfLitsy

AmyG Omg ❤️❤️❤️ 9mo
AkashaVampie I'm not sure where to look but I do know they have a few different ones... I believe there is one where a man turns into a woman (or it could be the other way around). 9mo
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ElizaMarie
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This is going to be my next #AudioCommute / #AudioCleaning / #AudioOrganizing book. I might get to the rest of my #ToDoList but... I am gonna take a quick break first (and its too cold to be outside or near the mudroom)

#NovelWatchingCrew (#NWC)
@AkashaVampie @AnansiGirl @jb72 @AsYouWish @mollyrotondo @Bibliobliss @Butterfinger

jb72 I‘m so glad you posted this. I was just thinking I need to find the book and now I have it added to my audible for free! Thanks! 9mo
Shido Performed by Richard Armitage?! I need! 9mo
ElizaMarie @Shido it was so well done! 9mo
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Twainy
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Classic anyone? BookOutlet!! I‘m shocked! What an awesome edition!!! This dumb picture doesn‘t do it justice!! Sprayed edges!! The top edges say, “I AM THE CHIEF OF SINNERS” and the bottom says, “I AM THE CHIEF OF SUFFERERS”! And there‘s plenty of artwork within!!! I had no idea it was going to be such a cool book!! I recommend this hardcover! It was worth the price! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

truthinfiction 😍 oh gosh!!! Magnificent! 9mo
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AkashaVampie
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Happy Almost March Littens!! Who is starting the #NWC book for March/April soon? I am excited to get into this one. How about you?

If u are wanting to join in, u are so welcome to. We would love to have u. We are totally laid back and nothing is mandatory in our groups!

@ElizaMarie @AsYouWish @jb72

ElizaMarie I am very excited about this one! I have a couple of others to finish, so I will probably wait on this one till mid-March but... still super excited! 9mo
AkashaVampie @ElizaMarie no rush.. we have 2 months to read it. 9mo
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DieAReader
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Panpan

#Challenge2021

I wanted to like this one so much. I had had high expectations and well, this classic, unfortunately fell way short😕

CoverToCoverGirl Oh darn! But now you know and another one of your list! 🙂 13mo
DieAReader @CoverToCoverGirl 😉Live and learn🤷🏻‍♀️I guess we can‘t like them all🤣🤣 13mo
Ruthiella I think I would have liked this much more if I hadn‘t known the story beforehand... 12mo
DieAReader @Ruthiella Fair enough😁 I only had the vaguest of knowledge about the story & because of that I think I overhyped it😬😂 12mo
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night_shift
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Mehso-so

Meh. I'd never read the original story before, but now I guess I have.

night_shift #BookSpinBingo @TheAromaofBooks - space 24 (free space) 12mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! 12mo
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Samary
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Mehso-so

Lots of tell, don‘t show but that was the style when it was written so I can‘t be that mad. There is a lot to take away from the story though getting through it is a bit of a slog.

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JenlovesJT47
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I started this last night, planning to only read a chapter or two. I ended up finishing it in one sitting! This was a compelling read and would have been fantastic if I didn‘t already know the twist. I‘m glad I can mark this off my TBR. All caught up for #thatsclassic ! 4⭐️

#classic
#novella

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Annie1215
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Officially saying goodbye to our August #thatsclassic pick.

What are your final thoughts? Would you recommend this? Do you think you‘ll ever re-read?

bthegood Glad I read it - really enjoyed it - not sure about reading it again on my own - but if a book club I belonged to read it then I would read again. 👍 1y
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TheAromaofBooks
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This one wasn't especially on my radar, but it was August's pick for #thatsclassic and seeing as it is quite short, I thought it was a great time to add another beautiful Penguin paperback to my collection!!

This is definitely a book that had me wondering how I would have felt about it if I hadn't known the spoiler. The writing is super atmospheric & I loved it. Stevenson is one of those authors that every time I actually read one of his books⬇️

TheAromaofBooks (cont'd) I really enjoy it, yet I don't seem to go out of my way to find them!

This edition also includes a second short story called The Bottle Imp. I really liked that one, too, plus it took me to Hawaii (of all places) for #ReadtheUSA2021 and #SeparatedbyaPondTour ...as long as it counts that I “went“ there before Hawaii was actually a state!!

@Annie1215 @Andrew65
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LitStephanie Thanks for posting a review! I have seen a play of the story but never considered reading it before now. 1y
robinb Beautiful edition! 1y
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TheAromaofBooks @LitStephanie - It's a super fast read, too - less than a hundred pages. 1y
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - Thank you!! Lately, as I've been reading classics I don't already own, I've been purchasing a copy when I can do so reasonably, and I'm kind of in love with these Penguin paperbacks. The spines are pretty, too!!! 1y
robinb @TheAromaofBooks can I ask where you get yours? At a bookstore? Online? 1y
LitStephanie @TheAromaofBooks wow, that makes me want to read it more! 1y
Andrew65 Well done 👏👏👏 I‘ve not read this yet. 1y
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - I got it from Book Depository. For some reason, I find their website easier to navigate when I am looking for a specific edition. They also sell the UK editions of books, since that is where they are located, & I think these Penguin editions are all UK, not American, although I could be wrong on that one haha 1y
robinb @TheAromaofBooks I‘ve never shopped with them before. I‘ll have to look them up and browse. Thanks! 1y
TheAromaofBooks @robinb - It's my go-to for when I'm looking for a UK edition. Why does the UK get all the beautiful covers??? 1y
UwannaPublishme Great review! Now I really want to read this one. Hope you‘re enjoying your summer, Sarah! It‘s going by too fast! 🤗 1y
TheAromaofBooks @UwannaPublishme - Thanks, Donna!!! Our summer is great but soooo busy!!!! I'm a million years behind on all my penpal writing, too! I really love how summer is full of outdoors & garden stuff, but also am looking forward to the slower, cozier pace of winter. I'll try to write soon - I miss you!!! 1y
UwannaPublishme Ha! I think I‘m as far behind as you are! I‘m still answering letters from July! 😁 Miss you and #Bookspin! I may catch up this month. 🤞🏻❤️ 1y
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sarahbellum
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Thank you all for your sweet messages about my cat 🤗. Here‘s another favorite picture, taken shortly after I adopted him as a kitten. He was always such a ham and it‘s been so strange without him here. Speaking of strange, I finished Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde today for #thatsclassic! I enjoyed the short novella, but finished wanting more to the story. A few more chapters about Hyde‘s rise in deviousness would have made it even more compelling 😈

WJCintron 😍 😍 😍 1y
SamAnne Those eyes….. 1y
Megabooks The handsomeness!! I know you‘re missing him. 💜💜 1y
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Annie1215
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Good morning #thatsclassic readers! I‘m hunkered down avoiding the hurricane here and wanted to check in.

Fun fact: always a spooky weirdo at heart, I opted to celebrate my 16th birthday at a restaurant called a Jekyll and Hyde in NYC.

Question: what common thread do you find among literary monsters like Jekyll&Hyde, Dracula, Frankenstein, etc?

P.s. be on the lookout for an email later today…we‘re gonna try something new.

Liz_M My best friend worked as a character at one of the J&H for a few years 😁 (the midtown location). 1y
TheAromaofBooks I just started this one this week since my copy took a minute to arrive. I can't believe I've never read this one!! It's so atmospheric and fun! 1y
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eeclayton
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Great read. I wonder what it felt like to read this when it first came out and nobody knew what the solution of the mystery was.
@Annie1215 #thatsclassic

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Annie1215
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Checking in on my #thatsclassic friends! Has everyone finished? I know this was shorter than some of the others we‘ve read.

What has been your favorite theme while reading this? Or something you recognized that you didn‘t before?

sharread I finished a couple weeks ago. It was creepy. 1y
bthegood I enjoyed this - I only see this in terms of the good/evil theme - and I like how it is explored and how it ends! 1y
eeclayton I haven't finished yet, haven't even started, to be honest 😂 But since it's such a short book, I'm not worried. I'm actually looking forward to rereading it, as I've recently read The Jekyll Revelation, which is a fictional origin story for this classic. 1y
eeclayton I've finished now. One thing that surprised me was how Hyde was shorter than Jekyll (and J's theory about that). I hadn't remembered that, and in film adaptations it tends to be the other way around. 1y
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Annie1215
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Checking in on my #thatsclassic readers

A major plot point is our protagonist‘s double identity. Can you think of any other story this reminded you of?

My mind immediately went to an earlier #thatsclassic read, The Count of Monte Cristo. That‘s another story where the character has a more daring and revenge driven identity.

What do you guys think of?

sharread Frankenstein A creation of something turns evil. Mr. Hyde was one creepy dude. 1y
Butterfinger I immediately thought of Dorian Gray. 1y
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bthegood
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#LitsySummerCamp @ImperfectCJ was amazing, very little reading, lots of good memories.
#ThinkPositiveBePositive thx for tag @TheSpineView @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
"Life is a gift. Wake up everyday and realize that" source unknown.
One of the pictures I took in Alaska, beautiful place!

Annie1215 So pretty! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Great quote ❤️ 1y
TheSpineView You're welcome! 💜 1y
bthegood @Annie1215 it was!😊👍 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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Second #readathon book complete. I will gladly listen to any book read by Richard Armitage #deweyaug #audible #AwesomeAugust #BookSpinBingo

Andrew65 Great 👏👏👏 1y
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!! 1y
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MatchlessMarie
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Uh oh I think Mr. Hyde found me 😅#readathon #deweyaug #AwesomeAugust #ThatsClassic

Ruthiella 😂😂😂 1y
kspenmoll He sure did!!!!😂 1y
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Ast_Arslan
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@Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks
@Eggs
#ConflictedWorlds

Day 3 - #Self

Maybe it's predictable, but I'm going with this one ❤😊

Eggs It‘s fabulous!! 👌🏼❤️📚 1y
Ast_Arslan @Eggs 😊😊❤ 1y
JazzFeathers Adoro Stevenson 😍 1y
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Ast_Arslan @JazzFeathers idem! Devo ancora trovare qualcosa di suo che mi deluda! 1y
JazzFeathers Non capisco proprio cosa ci stesse a fare nell'Ottocento. Uno scrittore (e un uomo) così avanti nei tempi. 1y
Ast_Arslan @JazzFeathers sono fermamente convinta che le voci fuori dal coro facciano bene ad ogni secolo... anche se non sempre sono state comprese e celebrate nel loro tempo 🤷🏻‍♀️ allo stesso tempo però manderei un po' degli odierni bigotti nell'800 per avere indietro uno Stevenson 🤣 1y
JazzFeathers @Ast_Arslan Mamma mia. Davvero 😆😂 1y
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Annie1215
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This went much quicker than I was expecting! #thatsclassic
#bookspinbingo

Pros: it‘s like a compact, shorter version of some other classics. It has big Sweeney Todd/Dracula feels in different ways.

Cons: the stage version I saw was better - it could have used some music 😂

sharread My favorite movie is Mary Reilly. John Malkovich does an excellent job portraying Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. ❤ I really enjoyed the audio version for this too. 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yay!! I'm looking forward to reading this one this month!! I'll try to find some appropriate background music when I do 😂 1y
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Annie1215
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Happy August #thatsclassic readers!

We are kicking off The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (which I will henceforth be referring to as Jekyll and Hyde)

I‘ve never read this but I have seen a stage version so I have some idea what to expect.

Are there any books you‘ve seen a stage version of? I‘m a BIG theater fan so I‘d love to hear!

Twainy The Strange Case of the Alchemist‘s Daughter? It‘s about the young daughters of your J&H working with Holmes & Watson solving murders. Other Classic monsters are mentioned. 1y
Michael_Gee I saw a pretty bad musical adaptation of Northanger Abbey! 1y
Bookworm54 There is a really good bbc series called Jekyll that I would recommend if you can find it. One of my favourite series! 1y
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bthegood
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#BFC21 @wanderinglynn thx for hosting
For August will just work on TBR list (that I also keep adding to) - no number on the books - will read when and as much as I can - will work out 4x a week (at the least) -

Happy August everyone -

wanderinglynn Great goals! 🙌🏻 1y
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Annie1215
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In an extremely close vote - we finally have a winner!

For August, #thatsclassic will be reading The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde!

Let me know if you‘ll be reading along 😀

MatchlessMarie I must have been living under a rock this is the first time I have seen this tag. I love it. If I can get a copy in time I would like to join in. 1y
Jess I‘m in. Will be my first read. Looking forward to it. 1y
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eeclayton I voted for the Agatha Christie book, but I'm very happy with this result, too! I read Jekyll&Hyde ages ago, I'll be glad to give it a reread ☺️ 1y
Butterfinger I will. 1y
bthegood I'm in - this has been on my TBR for a while now - thx for hosting! 1y
TheAromaofBooks Yes, I am hoping to read this one this month!! 1y
sharread I am too. 😁 1y
Blackink_WhitePaper I m in ! I am reading for the first time 1y
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Bookwomble
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This struck me as being less about the conflict of good and evil in a person's soul, and more about Victorian bourgeois hypocrisy.

Prior to Jekyll's transformation, he uses the shield of medical respectability to indulge his unnamed, and therefore probably sexual, vices (the other main vices of Victorian England, gambling and alcohol, not being unnameable), and he had already been leading a double life. 👇🏼

Bookwomble His potion, Jekyll says, has the potential to emphasise either the "good" or "evil" traits of the personality, in his Case unleashing Hyde due to his preexisting affinity for wickedness. Before the transformation, Jekyll had to hide this part of his life; as Hyde he is both more concealed and more visible to "polite society", which is more concerned with appearances than substance. ?? 2y
Bookwomble Although we don't get to follow Jekyll or Hyde into the world of their indulgences, it is likely that the people of that echelon of society better knew the quality of Henry Jekyll, and were of old acquainted with the qualities, if not the figure, of Edward Hyde. 🎩 2y
TrishB Great analogy! 2y
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Bookwomble
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I've seen a hundred film and TV versions of this classic, but somehow never got around to reading it ... until now!
I love Josh Kirby's cover for this NEL edition. Their book jackets were so striking; I'm always on the lookout for this publisher.

DivineDiana What a cover! 2y
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QuothTheRavenclawNevermore
Mehso-so

I had to make myself finish it. There is no reason 75 pages should have taken me as long as it did. I‘m not 100% sure why this story was deemed so scary back in the day. It didn‘t spook me at all, but maybe I‘m just insensitive. I love the basis of the story, naturally, but I felt like it could have been elaborated. The story had potential to really be a great mystery. Stevenson wrote beautifully, but there seemed to be quite a bit of fluffer.

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marijaa
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What can i say, i love classics. This one is super easy to get into and very easy to read as it is only about 100 pages long. It is a mistery-crime classic with a HUGE plot twist. Would recommend it to anyone who plans on getting into classics and needs an easier start.

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QuothTheRavenclawNevermore
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I am back after taking time to clear my eyes of politics. My new year‘s resolution is to get back to reading and posting regularly. Today‘s book is a classic.

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Naz786
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Pickpick

⭐⭐⭐/5

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Mourad
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Mehso-so

Finished Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde! After watching Penny Dreadful I had to finally read this. Way shorter than I thought so it‘s on to my next book! Love that I get down time to read at work!

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SerenaCrawford
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2020 read great book 📚🤩

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abookdragonsretreat
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For a re-read I loved it just as much as I did the first time, I love the metaphors in this and the overall theme of duality. The descriptions were perfect and I absolutely adore the writing style. Definitely worth a read if you haven't already, it's a classic that shouldn't be ignored, especially for spooky season!

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NikkiM5
Mehso-so

Total Reading-12 hours: 120 points
Preacher 2 Episodes: 10 points
Misery book: 25 points
Misery movie: 5 points
The Good Place - 10 episodes: 50 points
The Strange Case Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde: 25 points
Participation points: 3 points
This week‘s points: 238

I was not a fan initially of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde but I loved the last few chapters so I rate it so-so.
#Teamharkness

StayCurious Great job! 2y
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wisherwishinguponastar
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To continue my classical horror stint... Richard Armitage does a great narration of another of my favorite stories for #spookyseason. Reminds you that most times humans are quite frightening creatures themselves. #jekyll #hyde #audible

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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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I‘ll also be participating in the #OutstandingOctober readathon this week hosted by @Andrew65

My goals:
Finish The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Other Stories book that I‘m currently reading.
Read Carpe Demon, Frankenstein, and The Picture of Dorian Gray for a bingo on #BookSpinBingo
Any other #TeamHarkness peeps that need some easy points?

Andrew65 Great to have you with us, good luck 😊👍 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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Not sure how much time I‘ll have to participate this weekend, but I‘m certainly going to try for the full 20! 🤘😆🤘
#October20in4
@Bookgoil
Anyone else from #TeamHarkness needing some more readathon points? 🖤🎃🖤

Bookgoil Go team go!!! 2y
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MegaWhoppingCosmicBookwyrm
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1. Evil lives in us all.
2. Coffee; the elixir of life!
3. I want to go WAY back to prehistoric times with either Dinosaurs or even much later with prehistoric humans. Provided I can be assured I‘ll be safe, won‘t be able to tamper with anything that would alter time, and can get back to present day whenever I want. 😅
Thanks for the tag @Mishu94 ❤️
#WondrousWednesday @Eggs
If you want to play, consider yourself tagged! I‘m being lazy today. 😂

Mishu94 ❤️❤️❤️ 2y
Mishu94 I‘m having a pretty lazy day myself today 😂😂 2y
Eggs Great and thoughtful responses ❣️📚👏🏻😊 2y
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Crazycatperson
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It was a fun quick read! I really enjoyed it!
#scarathlon #teamharkness #screamathon
@StayCurious @4thhouseontheleft

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